Weekly Recap: Kitchen and Bathroom Makeover, Food & Crochet Projects

Starting this recap right where I ended the last one! While I cooked dinner Sunday evening I also prepped spaghetti squash for lunch for the week. I separated it into two lunches for the week and they are hefty! I don’t usually buy lunch out during the week so the more I prep the better. Spaghetti squash is very easy to make. Cut the squash in half, scrape out the seeds and middle section, spray the squash with some olive oil then sprinkle it with some salt and pepper. Cook it at 375 degrees for about 30-40 min. I then add some sauce and thats it!

Monday morning it was back to work for a long day. I always eat breakfast, coffee and fill out my planner. I plan what I want to accomplish that day for personal goals. The planner I have has a section for gratitude and next to that your top goals for the day.

Figured I would throw some photos in here of what my dinners generally look like.

I have been mixing this peanut butter in with nonfat Greek plain yogurt. So yummy 😋 the yogurt is zero points on weight watchers and it is filling. I like adding different things like peanut butter or chocolate.

We decided to make some changes to our downstairs bathroom. I hate the mirror in the bathroom. Not because the way it looks but how it sits. The mirror is held in place with clips and it is very unsteady. When I wipe it down it moves and I am afraid it is going to fall off the wall. My husband also wants to move our medications out of the kitchen and into a different location. So we went back and forth on what to do. After a way too long discussion we decided to buy a cabinet to hang over the toilet that will hold all medications. We also purchased a new mirror that hangs on the wall differently. I am worried I am going to miss my open shelves in the bathroom. We had an old medicine cabinet we thought of refurbishing and using but opted to just buy a new one.

Millie has been sporting her new sweater that I made her all week. I was surprised she did not try to eat it. She looks adorable. I think I’m gonna make her more clothes.

Millie stretching after taking a nap with me.

My husband and I have a rule we are following where we only eat out once a month. This stops us from eating out a ton and also is very helpful with my weight loss. I was craving a date night so Friday night we went to Olive Garden. I use the once a month out meal as a splurge meal. It was delicious and I really enjoy our date nights.

Something I’ve been wanting to do is change my bed pillows. Years ago I crocheted covers for them and I am ready for a change. I took off the old crochet covers. They are blue pillows and I am not a fan of them. I am only keeping one if them to out back on our bed. We have too many pillows on our end. I’ll find something to do with the other two. I’ll post a photo when I complete the new cover.

Saturday we did our normal routine of grocery shopping and we also went to Costco and stocked up. My husband picked up these delicious nut and chocolate bars that are like Kind bars. They are so yummy. I broke one up and sprinkled it into some yogurt.

Last week I mentioned we were gonna wax our cabinets. It took us five hours but we got them done! I love the way they turned out. They are darker and have more character. We still have a bunch of work to do to them such as getting black hardware, lamentating the cabinet sides and doing the island. I love the way my cabinets have turned out so far.

This blog post took me way longer than it should have to get posted. I like to have them posted on Sunday or Monday and this is going up on a Wednesday. Better late then never. Now onto the next one.